Alphabet dumping Boston Dynamics

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    From what I've read, Google went on a buying spree, buying up unrelated robotics companies around the world and then expected them all to work together as a cohesive unit which obviously didn't occur. It seems more like Google didn't really think through their idea and just gave up on it.
     
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    Glad to see Google is giving up on skynet :D
     
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    I wonder who they will be dumb enough too sell it too
     
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    I guess It'll end up just being funded by DARPA again, which is unfortunate, I didn't really like the thought of Boston Dynamics making war machines.
     
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    Cyberdyne Systems?
     
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    How goosd is BD's system anyway? They show nice movies but over the last 5 years they had the same videos, just moved from 4 legs to two legs. This could be a huge step forward or only a marginal improvment. Does anybody have insights?
     

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